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Celebrate Pi Day “π” ~ 3.14

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Photo courtesy PieBird

Friday March 14th is Pi Day.  Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159.

According to wikipedia “Pi Day has been observed in many ways, including eating pie, throwing pies and discussing the significance of the number π. Some schools hold competitions as to which student can recall Pi to the highest number of decimal places.”

While I don’t condone throwing pies, and I am not aware of any local challenges to recite Pi, there are some great places to get a slice of pie on Friday. Below are a few suggestions!

Pie Bird – Raleigh
Known for their sweet and savory pies, PieBird will be serving up dessert pie slices at a special $3.14 price all day long Friday.
http://piebirdraleigh.com

Sugarland Bakery – Chapel Hill & Raleigh
Will be featuring numerous pies and tarts to enjoy at both their Raleigh & Chapel Hill locations this Friday.
http://www.sugarlandchapelhill.com

Yellow Dog Bread – Raleigh
In addition to their great breads, pastries, and coffee, Yellow Dog will have yummy fruit hand pies for sale this Friday.
https://www.facebook.com/yellowdogbread

Scratch – Durham
Scratch is “the place” to get an awesome piece of pie in Durham. They not only have exquisite pastries and pies but also serve excellent Intelligentsia coffee and espresso. Slices of pie will be $3.14 this Friday!
http://www.piefantasy.com

Pie Pushers Pizza at Cocoa Cinnamon – Durham
Not interested in a sweet pie? Stop by Cocoa Cinnamon  Friday evening 4-10pm for “Pi Night”. The Pie Pushers Pizza truck will be parked outside the shop slinging slices of gourmet pizza pie. If you still want something sweet you can always find some excellent locally made baked goods in Cocoa Cinnamon’s pastry case!
http://piepushers.com & http://www.cocoacinnamon.com


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Pi(e) Day at Johnny’s in Carrboro March 14th!

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If you like pie and are a fan of Johnny’s in Carrboro make sure you stop by there on Monday March 14th. Emily Hilliard, the writer of a blog devoted to all things pie is organizing a celebration called Pi(e) Day, a pun of a holiday held on March 14 (3.14).  On Monday you can Join Hilliard and others to enjoy some homemade pies between 5:30 and 8pm.,or until the pie runs out.   The pies will be provided by a 15-member baking team and will include an assortment of sweet and savory pies with an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients. During the event, Johnny’s will be open with its normal offerings a wide variety of bottled beers. Local band Wildegeeses will also be on hand to perform American traditional and folk music.

A suggested $5 donation will be collected, and attendees are encouraged to bring plates and utensils to cut down on costs. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ initiative to create a statewide Youth Food Council.

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